DCMetro Commute Filter: Stuck in the middle with you
June 17, 2010 8:32 AM Subscribe
Where can my husband and I live between Dupont Circle and Ft. Meade, MD, so we both have equal commutes?
posted by devinemissk to travel & transportation around Washington, DC (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My husband and I will be moving to the DC Metro area at the end of the summer to start new jobs. I’ll be working downtown, a couple of blocks south of Dupont Circle, and commuting by Metro. He’ll be working at Ft. Meade and will be driving. We’re now embroiled in the search for housing and are addressing the “commute problem.”
The biggest question I have is whether there’s a true “reverse commute” from just inside the Beltway going north on 95 or 295. I’ve been looking at housing in the University Park/College Park/Berwyn Heights area but I don’t have any real idea of how long it will take my husband to drive to Ft. Meade from those areas. Also, if we live in that area, will my Metro commute be longer or worse than his? (I’m OK with my commute taking a little longer, since I won’t have to drive, but we’d rather be leaving and arriving home at about the same time each day.) Should I be looking at other neighborhoods/communities?
Details that might be relevant to your answers: We are looking to rent a house or a townhouse with a yard; we have a small dog; we don’t have kids yet so we’re not concerned with schools; our budget seems to be right in line with housing costs in the areas I’ve mentioned (and let’s assume budget isn’t an issue for the sake of this qusetion – I’m really more interested in figuring out commute times).